As our mamas would always tell us, nothing lasts forever. This was all well and good when we were pining after a break-up, along with other clichés about fish in the sea and all of that, but maybe we’re not ready to let go just yet. Maybe we want to cling on desperately and wring every last drop out of Destiny that we can.
The good news is, Bungie feel just the same way, and they’ve got something special in store for their loyal players. As the hype train for Destiny 2 starts to gather steam and prepares to leave the original in its wake, we’ve all got some business to take care of before we can say an emotional cheesy rom-com goodbye.
A lot of games, as we know, like to reward returning players come sequel time. Last week on the PlayStation Twitch Stream, Bungie’s Community Manager, David Dague, announced that original Destiny players will be given exclusive loot to set them apart when they start their Destiny 2 careers. But it’s not all just trinkets and baubles.
In their dev update This Week at Bungie, the team detailed what they’re calling “...memento(s) to add to your visible Destiny 1-era accomplishments in Destiny 2.” These are gameplay accomplishments that will carry over, dubbed Memorialization Emblems. Seven in total were detailed, and they come with a caveat: progress towards earning them will be recorded only until August 1. After that date, you’ll be locked out of them forever as the migration to Destiny 2 continues.
Furthermore, four of them are already unobtainable if you’ve missed them, as you’ll see. Still, here’s the details of each Memorialization Emblem:
Laurel Triumphant: You completed a Moment of Triumph during Destiny’s first year
Laurea Prima II: You completed all 10 Moments of Triumph during Destiny’s first year
Slayer of Oryx: You owned the Taken King and completed a Moment of Triumph during Destiny’s second year
Heard the Call: You owned the Taken King and completed all 8 Moments of Triumph during Destiny’s second year
Young Wolf: You owned Rise of Iron and reached Rank 2 in the Age of Triumph record book
Saladin’s Pride: You owned Rise of Iron and reached rank 7 in the Age of Triumph record book
Lore Scholar: You achieved a Grimoire score of over 5,000 in Destiny 1
As fans will notice, the first four are no longer obtainable if you missed out, but the latter three are still completely up for grabs. Kudos if you’ve got yourself a full set, but if you haven’t, dedicated veteran players still have a chance to raise that record book rank and Grimoire score before August 1.
Aside from this, Bungie have hinted that the upcoming game will tip the hat to long-time Destiny players in other ways too. There’ll be little nods that we’ll have to seek out and enjoy for ourselves, they tease back in the latest This Week at Bungie. We’ll just have to wait until September to see what some of these might be (October for the PC version, sadly).